Welcome to Belgrave Heights Christian School!
Having come from a long background in Education (around forty-five years), my eighteen years here as Principal have been part of a grand life adventure. Teaching is a great passion and I love that I get to go to work every day in the vibrant, vivid hills of Belgrave Heights.
You never quite know where the journey will take you and mine has had some unexpected turns - whether 20 meters up a giant pine tree, walking 50km through the Dandenongs or painting walls in the Technology Wing - I relish every opportunity to work with the amazing people that make up BHCS.
I'm a big believer in the power of stories. A story well-told can be the most powerful teaching tool - penetrating deep within our memories, carrying layers of meaning that can percolate through our brains over time, offering wisdom and insight to those who pay attention.
BHCS is the only school I know of that was started by a few mothers. It hasn’t always been smooth sailing and there was a time when it all almost ground to a halt, but today we celebrate the story of our rising from the ashes - even banding together to write a book about it called ‘Heights of Hope’.
Today we are a thriving school community. Just take a stroll through the stunning grounds and you will witness the deep threads that bind us all together. Take a seat in the Treetops Cafe and watch the buzz of life unfurl around you. Our story is continuing in the little moments every day and we warmly welcome new families to join in the experience.
Education is about so much more than learning. As an open enrolment school, we prize authenticity and the sharing of stories. Our foundational values come from our faith in a Living God who encourages us to act justly, love mercy and walk humbly in all areas of life and learning.
We also believe that the most important aspect of any community is the quality of relationships. In our school the staff team are hand-picked to promote the best possible relationships with students and other members of the community. Good learning flourishes where healthy relationships of mutual respect and dignity enable students to feel safe, valued and are encouraged to be their best.
At BHCS we take the time to celebrate each other, tell the stories that matter and encourage everyone to be a part of something wonderful.
We'd love you to join us!
Mr Andy Callow